Timothy J. "Tim" O'Connell

Timothy J. "Tim" O'Connell


Stoel Rives LLP

Recognized since 2006

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Communications Law

Employment Law - Management

Health Care Law

Labor Law - Management

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Tim OConnell is a partner of Stoel Rives who practices in the labor and employment and telecommunications law sectors. Tim’s practice includes collective bargaining, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the NLRB and public sector agencies, labor arbitrations, equal employment and discrimination cases before administrative agencies and courts, wage and hour counseling and litigation, workplace safety and health disputes, wrongful discharge litigation, and general personnel management.

Tim is regularly called to testify before the Washington legislature on labor and employment law issues, and has drafted and advised on new legislation. Tim has also been actively involved in the rulemaking process, both drafting and negotiating new rules and leading litigation challenging agency action.

Location

  • 600 University Street, Suite 3600
    Seattle, WA 98101

Education

  • Willamette University , J.D., graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar
  • California, The State Bar of California

Affiliations

  • Administrative and Corporate Law Sections, Washington State Bar Association - Member
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, King County Bar Association - Member
  • Nurse Staffing Committee, Washington State Hospital Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, District of Oregon, and Central and Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Stoel Rives LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

127 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

53 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Communications Law, Seattle (2022)
  • Communications Law, Seattle (2019)
  • Communications Law, Seattle (2016)
  • Communications Law, Seattle (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Communications Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Health Care Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative
  • Arbitration
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Common Carrier
  • Defense
  • Discrimination
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Regulatory
  • State and Federal
  • Telecommunications
  • Wage-Hour Law
  • Wireless

Awards:

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Washington) by Chambers USA (currently: Labor & Employment), 2004-present
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers® (Employment & Labor, Communications), 2012-present
  • Selected as a “Labor & Employment Star” by Benchmark Litigation

"Over the last four years, I have worked closely with Tim and have learned a great deal from him. He is my lawyer of choice whether I have an issue in Washington or any of the other states in which we do business."

- Mercedes Lee (Olympic Security Services, Inc.), Seattle, WA

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